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Juneau, United States
Mendenhall Glacier Float Trip

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icon3 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


Step off your cruise ship and into a river raft on this 3.5-hour shore excursion along Mendenhall Glacier. An experienced guide rows your raft, allowing you to soak up the gorgeous mountain scenery as you float along for six miles around the foot of the glacier. Wind through stretches of Class II and III whitewater rapids and wrap up the outing with a delicious riverside snack. Families, beginners and the more experienced all will enjoy this Mendenhall Glacier float trip. Port transport from Juneau included.
  • 3.5-hour river-rafting shore excursion from Juneau
  • Raft through Class II and II rapids while you take in the unbelievable scenery
  • No prior experience required and all ages are welcome
  • Keep an eye out for abundant wildlife, like bald eagles, seals, otters and bears
  • Alaskan-style snacks are included
  • Port pickup and drop-off included
  • Covered by Viator's Worry-Free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship
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Departure Point

490 S Franklin St, Juneau, AK 99801, USA

On the sidewalk, under the cables of the Mt. Roberts Tram.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Please indicate your ship or hotel name when booking your tour
  • Children must weigh at least 50 lbs (22 kg) in order to fit into required life jackets
  • Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please indicate your ship or hotel name when booking your tour
  • Children 13-17 must have a signed parental consent form to participate in the absence of a parent or guardian
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Alaska Travel Adventures Inc.
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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83 Reviews

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, Aug 2021
We enjoyed the staff from Dan who picked us up from the port to Sean who was our guide. However, we weren’t that excited by the experience. My 21 year old twin sons and I were hoping for more. We saw the Mendenhall glacier from a distance which was a disappointment. We were hoping for a more close up view. The raft ride was pretty boring except for the few minutes where we experienced some waves. All in all, the excursion was not one that we would recommend unless you just wanted a relatively boring boat ride.
Excellent Trip
, Jul 2021
Skylar was great! Definitely will recommend to others, as this was worth the cost. Beautiful sights and very informative.
Riveting River Ride w/ Momentous Mountain & Glacier Views
, Jul 2021
Stunning views. Adrian was the best guide! He guided us on his birthday. He made everything fun and kept us entertained and informed as we went along. We saw lots of bald eagles, even a nest. Features class 3 rapids in places along the way. Family friendly adventure!
Fun trip with a great guide!
, Jun 2019
Loved this excursion! The scenery was beautiful and we had a wonderful guide. Cade, was so energetic and enthusiastic sharing stories and while safely guiding us down the river.
Mendenhall Glacier Tour
, Jul 2018
Beautiful Tour! Alex, our guide, was very professional, knew the river very well, and obviously enjoyed his job! We were pleased to find it was not a true whitewater rafting type tour with heavy rapids. It was more of a float tour. All water gear was provided. Shoes and items were collected prior to departing on the tour and ready for us at the end of the tour.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Fun Float Trip
, Jul 2018
Organized shuttle to the rafting area. Tanner (our tour guide) was very informative and made our trip very enjoyable! We appreciated the rain gear provided.
, Jun 2018
The experience was worry-free. Our guide was fantastic. It was fun for the entire family! I would do it again. The staff was knowledgeable and courteous.
The raft ride across the lake and...
, Nov 2017
The raft ride across the lake and down the river was very interesting and fun. the guide was a student from Minnesota and really enjoyed his job. The post rafting snacks are pretty lame. It rained during most of our ride which made it pretty cold.
Nice tour but not much to see on the...
Gary B
, Oct 2017
Nice tour but not much to see on the river except the back yards of people's homes
1 traveler found this review helpful
We didn't know there were only 4...
Scott O
, Aug 2017
We didn't know there were only 4 rafts where everyone paddles. I'd recommend you include a note to the vendor if that is what you desire. Our raft as most had a guide controlling his set of oars, and the passengers were along for the ride. Still a very enjoyable trip down a glacial river - great views of Mendenhall Glacier, there was a bald eagle sitting on a branch about 15 feet away from our raft at one point. You may be disappointed if your expecting a full on whitewater rafting experience, but it is a very beautiful, interesting, and enjoyable way to see part of Juneau. Well coordinated with bus shuttle from port to river and return. Bus driver gave narration along the trip, both directions. Many eagle and salmon sightings!

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